Sheryl Connelly has served as Ford’s corporate futurist for over a decade. Connelly is responsible for identifying global consumer trends that inform functions across the entire company including design, product development and corporate strategy. Fast Company magazine named her the 24th Most Creative Person in Business in 2013. At the request of the World Economic Forum, she sat on its Global Advisory Committee on transportation in 2015 and 2016. Sheryl has been a featured speaker at TED2018. Before working for Ford, she practiced law. In addition to a Juris Doctorate, she holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s in business administration.